Sneaky glimpse - Minerva Blogger Network


Today my friends, I'm just checking in to tease you with a sneaky glimpse of my next make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. You see, we've been asked to make something special for the rather epic meet-up next Saturday, that we can only unveil on the day. Which, to be fair, is a huge relief because I've not even started on it yet. May/June is always insanely busy for me due to work and this year there have been social engagements and DIY endeavours added to the mix, so I don't even have time for a muslin. I've cut my pattern pieces out and I'm hoping I can negotiate any fit problems along the way...wish me luck!

Hmmm, what can I tell you about this make? I'm pairing some pretty cotton sateen with Vogue 5671, a 1960s vintage pattern from my stash. I must say, I deliberated over a pattern for ages, but settled on this so I can get a move on with my Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge. I launched this idea in February and I still haven't made any of the 5 patterns I pledged to by the end of the year. I feel that time's slipping away from me, whilst you lot are putting me to shame with your amazing #vintagepledge makes! So, I'm hoping to rectify this!

Are you going to the Minerva meet-up on 14 June? I really hope to see you there!

26 comments:

  1. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't made any vintage pledge progress! To be fair, I have made a disastrous toile of my tunic, but I went to cut it out of my final fabric the other day, I realised that I didn't have enough. Back to the drawing board!

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    1. Argh, I hate when that happens! At least you realised before you started cutting out ;o) Good luck for future #vintagepledge makes!

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  2. I am so excited to be going next weekend. It will be great to see everyone's finished outfits. I am working on a little something to wear too, hopefully it will be finished in enough time.

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    1. Yay, glad you're coming along! How are you getting on with your make?

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    1. Thanks Nicole, yours is looking mighty lovely too!

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  4. I have had setbacks with my first vintage pattern (Vogue repro V8812, a 1940s sundress, so I haven't made any progress either, but the year isn't over yet!

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    1. That's the spirit Jen, we have loads of time ;o)

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  5. I think that will really suit you! Looking forward to seeing it! x

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  6. Ooo I love the fabric and pattern combination! I'm coming to the meet up, so hope to see you there!

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  7. That pattern looks gorgeous! Can't wait for the parteeee

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  8. Gorgeous pattern and fabric! Have fun at the meet-up! :-)

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  9. What an amazing pattern - that fabric is going to look gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Laura Mae! A bit worried the fabric is looking a tad 80s, but hopefully the gorgeous pattern will make up for that ;o)

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  10. Very pretty cant wait to see the finish product.

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    1. Thanks, hope I do it justice!

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  11. Pattern and fabric look gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  12. I'm excited to see the result! Thumbs up here for no fitting issues!

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    1. Going well so far and very nearly finished!

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